POLITICAL: “Government investment” is Orwellian


Repudiating the National Debt

Daily Article by Murray N. Rothbard | Posted on 1/16/2004 12:00:00 AM

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In reality, however, government spending only qualifies as “investment” in an Orwellian sense; government actually spends on behalf of the “consumer goods” and desires of bureaucrats, politicians, and their dependent client groups. Government spending, therefore, rather than being “investment,” is consumer spending of a peculiarly wasteful and unproductive sort, since it is indulged not by producers but by a parasitic class that is living off, and increasingly weakening, the productive private sector.

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Here’s how to think about the bailouts and other “government spending”!

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RANT: Feel sorry when anyone gets “screwed”


Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:47 pm EST
Play clock was at zero for crucial Ravens first down
By Chris Chase

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Another game, another officiating error in the NFL.

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Guess we need an automated “goal light” that “prevents” the game from proceeding.

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POLITICAL: O’s “Raw Deal” and how it ends for us little people?


How This Happened
by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

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Will this go on for ten years like the last time? Will it end in World War III, as if following some historical script? Is it possible that we will go the way of Germany in the 1920s, straight into the abyss of hyperinflation and into the hands of a ghastly dictator? It is unwise to rule it out.

And yet, I’m not that pessimistic. It is extremely crucial to realize that there is a difference this time. In the 1930s, technological limits put severe restrictions on information delivery. Government propaganda easily dominated the culture. All of that has changed. Despite everything, people simply do not trust the government as they once did. Obama will enjoy a short honeymoon but it will be over by summer.

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I’m not so sure. I think Hannity got it right when I heard him say something like: ” … It’s not that these programs get passed. It’s that it’s impossible to kill them. They get a life of their own.”

Look at the Income Tax impoverishing us.

Look at the Social Security Ponzi scheme unraveling.

Look at the Medicare socializing medicine.

Look at the TSA “teaching” us to be “sheeple”.

Look at the double whammy of the monopoly in banking represented by the “Federal Reserve Bank” which is a private cartel of bankers with some lipstick pretending to be answerable to the gooferment. Double! It permitted the NIJA (no income no job no paperwork no hope of being repaid.) mortgages, that it could have prevented with the stroke of a pen on a regulation like short stock. (Requiring a 50% down for the privilege of having ZERO paperwork. Would have ended that REAL quick!) It manipulated interest rates and inflate the currency that allowed the congresscritters to spend wilily nelly with impose a hidden tax on all holders of dollar bills. (That ignited the run up in oil prices. Sadam got knocked off because he dared to suggest to OPEC that oil be paid for in gold. Right idea; wrong to be right when the biggest force in the world is wrong!)

No, I’m not so optimistic how this all ends up!

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